History Webcomic / Vattu

25th Nov '17 3:48:29 PM tinaun
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* ArtEvolution: Around the latter parts of book two, Dahm intentionally simplified his inking style, with thicker, smoother lines and less detailed shading. Compare [[http://rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=102 the first appearance of Sahtan soldiers]] with their [[http://rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=879 return to the Flutelands]], 750+ pages later.


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* SignificantWardrobeShift: Each book has one for Vattu, as her status and role in life change.


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* TemptingFate: Gasha, immediately after claiming to be immortal, [[spoiler: gets shot through the neck and dies on the very next panel.]]
25th Nov '17 3:21:08 PM tinaun
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So far the webcomic consists of two books, with two more expected to come.

'''Book One''' develops Vattu's origins in her tribe of those marked in white, with the various struggles that can exist in that context. By the end of the chapter, she has been sold into slavery to the imperialistic Sahtans. Later, it introduces the War-Man and intersperses flashbacks to his story between segments of Vattu being taken to Sahta. Over the course of the chapter Vattu and the War Man become friends, get separated, and then are reunited.

'''Book Two''' introduces a whole host of new characters, and the select stories of denizens from varying classes are explored. Having escaped servitude at a Sahtan house, Vattu now steals and hides to live, receiving further martial training in secret from the War Man and encountering many other residents of the city.

'''Book Three''' begins with a shift of focus upon the Emperor Arrius, and shows hints of the history behind the empire and how the present world has come to be.

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So far the webcomic consists of two three books, with two more the fourth expected to come.

be the last.

'''Book One''' One''', ''The Name and the Mark'', develops Vattu's origins in her tribe of those marked in white, with the various struggles that can exist in that context. By the end of the chapter, she has been sold into slavery to the imperialistic Sahtans. Later, it introduces the War-Man and intersperses flashbacks to his story between segments of Vattu being taken to Sahta. Over the course of the chapter Vattu and the War Man become friends, get separated, and then are reunited.

'''Book Two''' Two''', ''The Sword and the Sacrament'', introduces a whole host of new characters, and the select stories of denizens from varying classes are explored. Having escaped servitude at a Sahtan house, Vattu now steals and hides to live, receiving further martial training in secret from the War Man and encountering many other residents of the city.

'''Book Three''' Three''', ''The Tower and the Shadow'', begins with a shift of focus upon the Emperor Arrius, and shows hints of the history behind the empire and how the present world has come to be.
19th Mar '17 12:42:18 AM JakesBrain
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* {{Catchphrase}}: Otti:
-->"You are an idiot."



* {{Catchphrase}}: Otti:
-->"You are an idiot."



* GreyAndGrayMorality: Though it's easy to assume the Sahtan Empire are the 'villians' as a conquering society, Dahm goes to great lengths to disspell such a clear-cut perspective - the Empire is very much as amoral as any civilisation in our own history.
* GodEmperor: The Sahtan emperors are considered to be the mortal hand of Tarrus, the Sahtan god
* HotBlooded: Vattu - subtle, but pervasively so. This starts as early in the comic as [[http://rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=077 her first dialogue,]] [[http://rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=119 and]] [[http://rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=120 then]]...

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* GodBeforeDogma: The Sisterhood seem to be this with regard to the Sahtan religion.
--> '''Carlae:''' It is said that when you are on the ''righteous'' side -- the side of ''Tarrus Himself'', no matter what the church says -- these things have a way of falling into place.
* GodEmperor: The Sahtan emperors are considered to be the mortal hand of Tarrus, the Sahtan god.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Though it's easy to assume the Sahtan Empire are the 'villians' 'villains' as a conquering society, Dahm goes to great lengths to disspell such a clear-cut perspective - -- the Empire is very much as amoral as any civilisation in our own history.
* GodEmperor: The Sahtan emperors are considered to be the mortal hand of Tarrus, the Sahtan god
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HotBlooded: Vattu - subtle, -- subtly, but pervasively so. This starts as early in the comic as [[http://rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=077 her first dialogue,]] [[http://rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=119 and]] [[http://rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=120 then]]...



-->'''Junti''': Who are you?
-->'''Bakrah''': In this sort of work, one must accept a certain level of ambiguity.
-->'''Bakrah''': Why are you having weapons made?
-->'''Junti''': I'm sorry but--You must accept a certain level of ambiguity

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-->'''Junti''': Who are you?
-->'''Bakrah''':
you?\\
'''Bakrah''':
In this sort of work, one must accept a certain level of ambiguity.
-->'''Bakrah''':
ambiguity.\\
'''Bakrah''':
Why are you having weapons made?
-->'''Junti''':
made?\\
'''Junti''':
I'm sorry but--You sorry, but -- you must accept a certain level of ambiguityambiguity.



* LaResistance: Between Vattu stirring up the street population and the members of the Sisterhood looking to gain political significance, the seeds for this have certainly been sowed.

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* LaResistance: Between Vattu stirring up the street population population, the Surin plotters making ready for a coming change, and the members of the Sisterhood looking to gain political significance, the seeds for this have certainly been sowed.



** Vattu clings to these standards in Sahta: when Otti berates her for repainting her mark, she claims that because he has none, he has no name - and she shouldn't even talk to him. As of Book 2, though, the mark is gone for more [[TheRunaway practical reasons]].

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** Vattu clings to these standards in Sahta: when Otti berates her for repainting her mark, she claims that because he has none, he has no name - -- and she shouldn't even talk to him. As of Book 2, though, the mark is gone for more [[TheRunaway practical reasons]].
29th Oct '16 7:56:31 PM deercliff
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**Bakrah also speaks of two others: [[http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=734 Deep-Blood]] and an [[http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=735 unnamed root.]]
29th Oct '16 7:52:37 PM deercliff
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* Ironic Echo: On pages [[http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=769 769]] and [[http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=771 771]]
-->'''Junti''': Who are you?
-->'''Bakrah''': In this sort of work, one must accept a certain level of ambiguity.
-->'''Bakrah''': Why are you having weapons made?
-->'''Junti''': I'm sorry but--You must accept a certain level of ambiguity


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* PublicExecution: Book Two opens with one.


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* TheSpeechless: The War Man, and [[http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=158 apparently everyone from his home continent.]]
29th Oct '16 6:09:20 PM deercliff
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* GodEmperor: The Sahtan emperors are considered to be the mortal hand of Tarrus, the Sahtan god



* IcyBlueEyes: Calirus sports some.




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* UptownGirl: Velas, a starving artist, falls in love with Asria, the emperor's daughter.
* WillingChanneler: A part of the Grish religion is a [[FightClubbing fighting ring]] in which the constants are said to be [[http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=619 vessels for the will of the gods.]]
** Later, Gasha claims the god of the current [[http://www.rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=786 is speaking through him.]]
24th Oct '16 5:29:23 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: The War Man. It appears he's training Vattu to follow in his footsteps. Compounded by the fact that he (and his entire race, of which he was a powerful leader) [[BewareTheQuietOnes is completely mute]].
13th Aug '16 8:30:05 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Sahtan Empire, which is Roman in nature.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Sahtan Empire, which is Roman in nature. They even have extremely similar armor and the famous "scutum" shields.
19th Jul '16 7:49:46 PM pizzadiglett
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* GrannyClassic: [[http://rice-boy.com/vattu/index.php?c=373 Jinen,]] the toy-maker who makes brief smalltalk with Vattu. Seemingly the first matriarchial figure in Vattu's city life, as opposed to the eat-or-be-eaten mentality of everyone else; time will tell whether this proves significant.


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* TheBlank: The War Men have no facial features.
4th Jun '16 9:56:36 PM RavingManiac
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[[center:''The outer world knew it as year 855 of the Blue Age.'']]
[[center:''But the nomads knew it unnumbered, in the midst of an age of river and grass with no beginning:'']]
[[center:''the year '''Vattu''' was born.'']]

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[[center:''The outer world knew it as year 855 of the Blue Age.[[center:''I am from Ata.'']]
[[center:''But the nomads knew it unnumbered, in the midst of an age of river [[center:''River and grass with no beginning:'']]
[[center:''the year '''Vattu''' was born.
Grass.'']]
[[center:''The Hunt and the Cycle.'']]
[[center:''A thousand generations.'']]
[[center:''Forever.'']]
[[center:''Until Sahta.'']]
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